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Review: By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water

4. October 2017


A while ago I received the new By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water for reviewing purpose by Wishtrend. I’ve tested it for quite some time and I’m almost through the bottle and I’m positive about this product so far.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water

Probably, you know that Wishtrend does not only sell other Korean brands but also has a step in the beauty industry itself. Apart from known brand names Klairs or Jungle Botanics they also have products named under the brand “by Wishtrend”. Well-known products from By Wishtrend are the Vitamin C 21.5 Advanced Serum or the Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Vitamin Mask. The Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water is the newest addition to the By Wishtrend product family.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water

Mandelic Acid

Is this a toner? Yes and no! It is a hydrating liquid to treat your skin after cleansing and acts as mild chemical exfoliant. This prep water uses a low concentration of mandelic acid for exfoliating your skin. In contrast to harsh AHAs and BHAs Mandelic Acid is a mild AHA with a large molecular size, so it is better suited for people with sensitive skin or people who want to start incorporate chemical exfoliant into their skincare. It has antibacterial properties and helps to reduce pigmention of the skin.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water

Apart from the key ingredient, which is mandelic acid, this product contains some more beneficial ingredients:

Water, Mandelic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Panthenol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sorbitol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Citrate, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Carbomer

Panthonol, Beta Glucan, and Sodium Hyaluronate are acting moisturizing and hydrating. Centella Asiatica Extracta acts regenerating on damaged skin. Licorice extract helps to even up the skin tone and acts soothing. You can check out the ingredients analysis on Skincarisma, too.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water

I use the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water after cleansing my skin. I pour the clear and watery liquid on a cotton pad and swipe it over my face, especially over my T-zone. Afterwards I continue with the rest of my skincare routine. Sometimes, I also add a toner after using the Skin Prep Water to add some additional moisture.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water

I discovered that this mild exfoliator doesn’t irritate the skin at all, but yet it makes the skin feel softer and smooth. When I started using this again after my vacation I felt that it made my freckles disappear really quickly. It doesn’t have any special scent to it and absorbs quickly, too, without any trace of stickiness. I use the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water in the evening almost every day. During day I use a Vitamin C serum. I’m wearing sunscreen during day aswell.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water

I came to like the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water very much. It is a mild exfoliation and a perfect start to get your skin to like AHAs. It makes the skin soft and smooth and can be used along with my regular skincare routine without any problems (if you are interested in what products I’m using you might want to check out my Instagram account where I share my skincare from time to time.

If you are curious about the Mandelic Acid 5 % Skin Prep Water , too, it retails for 22.00 US$ and is available at Wishtrend. Also keep in mind the friend-referral program from Wishtrend: You can receive a 5 Us$ referral coupon if you use my invitation code 17939205 upon registration and you’ll receive this voucher immediately. There will be a specific field in your registration form called “friends invitation program” where you can put the code mentioned above. This way new customers can safe 5 US$ which is a great possibility to safe some money. Also, Wishtrend has a Free-Shipping Area, were you can find products that can be bought with free shipping. Check out my post on the current Wishtrend Coupons. Until end of October you can try out the Skinmiso Spot Repairing Serum worth 24.99 US$ for FREE (you only have to pay the shipping costs) with the code >> SPOTFREEOCT <<!

What is your opinion on chemical peeling of the skin? Do you use AHAs/BHAs? Would you consider Mandelic Acid as an alternative?

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By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid %5 Skin Prep Water

Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.

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  • Andrea 10. October 2017 at 16:38

    Ich kannte die Marke noch gar nicht, aber die Produkte klingen wirklich sehr vielversprechend!

  • Billchen 12. October 2017 at 20:29

    Die Marke kannte ich bisher auch nicht, aber schön immer mal etwas Neues zu entdecken. Das Produkt klingt auf jeden Fall spannend.

    Liebe Grüße
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  • Anna 15. October 2017 at 17:11

    Das Produkt klingt auf jeden Fall spannend. Ich habe zum Glück nicht so unreine Haut – als ich eine Zeit lang mal Probleme hatte habe ich es mit chemischen Peeling versucht – ich würde aber sehr davon abraten da es (zumindest meine Haut) sehr strapaziert hat. Da ist sowas biologisches denke ich viel besser <3

  • Alex 15. October 2017 at 17:21

    Die Marke sagt mir leider gar nichts, aber die Review klingt ganz gut! ?

  • Top 5 Favorites from Wishtrend for Black Friday | Berries in the Snow 9. November 2019 at 17:45

    […] If you do not know whether harsh chemical peelings like AHA and BHA are suited for your skin you should go for this mild chemical exfoliator containing mandelic acid. Mandelic Acid is a mild AHA, which is perfectly suited for sensitive skin types. It didn’t feel irritating at all and makes the skin texture so much more even. Read my review >>here<< […]